Archive for July 2010

Fire v Pumas SuperLiga 2010

The Fire has been eliminated from SuperLiga and Pumas needs a win (plus making up a huge goal differential) to stay alive.  Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Ward, Brown, Conde, Krol M Bone, Mapp, Banner, Umanzor F John, Pappa Subs : Dykstra, Watson-Siriboe, Dimitrov, McBride Pumas GK Bernal D Veron, Palacios, Velarde, Fuentes... Read more »

Conde / Fire Discussing New Contract

Sam Stejskal has an update on the contract negotiations between Wilman Conde and the club.  The Fire have made what agent Diego Gutierrez called an “interesting” offer.  The decision on whether to stay with the Fire or pursue possible offers in Argentian, Spain, France, or Mexico is up to Conde. 

Fire Alumni : Shore takes over at Miami FC

Former Fire goalkeeper’s coach Daryl Shore has been hired as the head coach of Miami FC in USL’s USSF-Division 2.  The Miami Herald has some facts incorrect but you can read the story here.  
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Conde Added to All Star Roster

Bruce Arena has named his selections for the remainder of the MLS All Star Squad that will face Manchester United on July 28.  For the second consecutive season, defender Wilman Conde will participate in the match.  Arena’s picks: GK : Nick Rimando D : Kevin Alston, Jonathan Bornstein, Conde, Heath Pearce M : Sebastien LeToux, David... Read more »

Fire Announce Nery Castillo as New DP - Lose to New England

Nery Castillo is the DP The Fire essentially crashed out of SuperLiga 2010 with a 1-0 loss to New England but the biggest story of the night was the addition of forward Nery Castillo to the roster as the team’s designated player.  Castillo should arrive this coming week for a physical and begin training with... Read more »

SuperLiga : Fire v Revolution

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Kinney, Watson-Siriboe, Conde, Krol M Bone, Pappa, Lowry, Banner, Umanzor F John Subs: Dykstra, Brown, Ward, Mapp, Dimitrov, McBride Revolution GK Reis D Barnes, Osei, Alston, Tierney M Nyassi, Joseph, Perovic, Niouky, Mansally F Schilawski Subs : Shuttleworth, Murray, Phelan, Sinovic, Smith, Videira, Dube
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Blanco to Irapuato Official

It’s official.  Cuauhtemoc Blanco will not be returning to the Fire this season. Blanco confirmed on live televsion (Fox Soccer Espanol) this evening that he will be playing for Irapuato.   

Designated Player Announcement Tomorrow

According to the Fire’s Facebook page a Designated Player announcement will be made tomorrow.  Details to come…..

Sun Times Gets Dumb......and Dumber

For those of you who aren’t interested in my rants regarding media coverage, please look away.  I’ve said before that I don’t believe it’s the media’s job to help promote or push a certain product.  Following that belief, I also don’t agree with media attempting to dissuade or downgrade products based on personal bias or... Read more »
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Blanco to Irapuato Not a Done Deal

According to this article over at SBI, Cuauhtemoc Blanco is still weighing the offer from Irapuato and no deal has been finalized.  This jibes with what I’ve been able to gather from inside Toyota Park.  There have also been rumblings of additional player acquisitions although no names have surfaced yet.